Former Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence

March 25, 2016 6:01 AM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A U.N. court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges Thursday and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people dead.

As he sat down after hearing his sentence, Karadzic slumped slightly in his chair but showed little emotion. He plans to appeal the convictions.

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